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Sizer Crew: (As assigned Nov 8, 1943)
Lt John C. Sizer, Lt WIlliam M. Glenn, Lt Lawrence J. Kaplan, Lt James S. Swann, S/Sgt Everett E. Smale, Sgt Raymond J. Noble, Sgt Bernard E. Haessly, Sgt Landis L. Pratt, Sgt Owen E. Adams



  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 709th Bomb Squadron


  • Owen Adams


  • William Glenn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    AM/ DFC

  • Bernard Haessly


  • Lawrence Kaplan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Raymond Noble

    Military | Captain

  • Landis Pratt


  • John Sizer

    Military | First Lieutenant
    John Sizer flew 30 missions as pilot of his Flying Fortress. He was a patriot of the truest kind, and joined up simply to serve his country in a time of great need. His wife, Ruth (Jacobs) Sizer, traveled with him all during his training and waited...

  • Everett Smale


  • James Swann

    Military | First Lieutenant


  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

  • Rattlesden Memorial

    Other location

  • St Nicholas, Rattlesden

    Other location

  • Rattlesden Gliding Club

    Other location


Date Contributor Update
19 October 2020 19:47:57 pamccolgan Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

447th Bomb Group Pictorial History

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2020 21:45:58 timothymotz Created entry with collection, unit associations and place associations

Timothy Motz, from Pictorial History of the 447th Bombardment Group (H)